IT in Education Centre of Excellence (CoE) Scheme
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The Education Bureau invites principals and teachers from government and aided primary schools, secondary schools, special schools and Direct Subsidy Scheme schools to participate in the IT in Education Centre of Excellence (CoE) Scheme through the Annual Teacher Secondment Exercise. Each participating school has to nominate two serving teachers to be the part-time secondees. In return schools would each be provided with allowance to employ a supply teacher for one year to shoulder the teaching load of the secondees.
The main duties of secondees are as follow:
- to conduct school visits and offer on-site support to other schools on pedagogical, technological as well as managerial issues related to the implementation of IT in Education; [On-site Support Application Form]
- to plan and organise professional development programmes to share and disseminate the good IT in Education experiences gained through try-out in his/her own school; (Relevant website: http://www.edb.gov.hk/en/edu-system/primary-secondary/applicable-to-primary-secondary/it-in-edu/pdp-ited.html)
- to line up schools to form district-based/territory-wide communities of practice; and
- to help conveying messages of the Government’s policy and action on various issues relevant to IT in Education such as IT in Education Strategies to stakeholders including school heads, students and parents. (The Fourth Strategy on IT in Education link: http://www.edb.gov.hk/ited/ite4)
This programme is effective in helping secondees to broaden their horizons, enrich their experience and knowledge of Information Technology in Education, and develop their potential and professional skills by supporting schools territory-wide.